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Sculptor's model/votive depicting a king and jackal busts

Period:
Saite Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Date:
664–525 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone, red paint traces
Dimensions:
H. 25.4 × W. 10.5 × D. 8.8 cm (10 × 4 1/8 × 3 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Lily S. Place, 1921
Accession Number:
21.6.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This odd relief has many features in common with a group 26th dynasty donation reliefs excavated at Edfu. These reliefs are likely to be forerunners of so-called "sculptors' models / votives" that are usually dated to the 4th century B.C. and later.
Collection of Lily S. Place, Cairo. Donated by Lily Place to the museum, 1921.

Harer, Ben 2008. "The Drexel Collection: From Egypt to the Diaspora." In Servant of Mut: studies in honor of Richard A. Fazzini, about collector Lily S. Place.

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